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Carboprost tromethamine (Injection)

Carboprost Tromethamine (KAR-boe-prost troe-METH-a-meen)

Controls bleeding after childbirth. Also used in therapeutic abortion.

Brand Name(s):


There may be other brand names for this medicine.

When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to carboprost. You should not use this medicine if you have heart disease, lung disease, kidney disease, or liver disease. You should not use this medicine if you have an infection of your uterus or cervix, or if you are more than 20 weeks pregnant.

How to Use This Medicine:


  • Your doctor will prescribe your exact dose and tell you how often it should be given. This medicine is given as a shot into one of your muscles.
  • A nurse or other health provider will give you this medicine.

Drugs and Foods to Avoid:

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are using medicines that affect your uterus.

Warnings While Using This Medicine:

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you have ever had anemia, asthma, diabetes, or epilepsy. Tell your doctor if you have high or low blood pressure.
  • Make sure your doctor knows if you have ever had surgery on your uterus or cervix.

Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine:

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing
  • Bloody vomit or vomit that looks like coffee grounds.
  • Chest pain, trouble breathing, or fainting.
  • Fever or chills.
  • Fast heartbeat.
  • Lightheadedness or fainting.
  • Menstrual-type pain, continued vaginal bleeding, vaginal discharge.
  • Problems with walking, balance, hearing, or vision.
  • Uterine contractions (labor pains).

If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:

  • Breast pain.
  • Cough.
  • Headache, back or body pain.
  • Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea.
  • Numbness or tingling.
  • Redness of your face, neck, arms, or upper chest.

If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088

Last Updated: 4/4/2014

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